Sex and the city

October 18, 2019 08:00 am

Slowly but steadily and gradually, the city of Gods has turned down

The city of Chicago’s efforts to wrangle an alligator who was found living in a park lagoon this summer cost more than $33,600.

Being optimistic

July 26, 2019 07:42 am

My fellow, long-suffering Kathmandu valley residents! Have you heard the good news? Well, fear not if you haven’t because yours truly is going to take the trouble to summarize it all for you. Are you ready? Ok then, here we go!

Looking at the bright side

July 12, 2019 07:57 am

I have always been fascinated by Kathmandu. It’s a city of contradictions and that’s what I like about it the most. Usually, in other countries, there are always cities that are more popular than the capital itself but Kathmandu is a city that stands out on its own.

Let’s ride

June 6, 2019 19:14 pm

According to the data published by Department of Transport Management (DoTM), more than four hundred thousand vehicles were registered in the last fiscal year, leaving the total number of vehicles to 3.22 million by 2017/18; 2.5 million of which are motorcycles alone.

DARCHULA, April 3: Darchula's Mahakali municipality is to be developed as an educational city. The municipality has started consultations with different stakeholders of education as part of its preparation to develop educational city from coming academic year.

Appreciating Kathmandu

March 29, 2019 09:25 am

The city is dusty and the traffic maddening but Kathmandu is still beautiful. There’s a lot that this city has to offer that we often end up overlooking in our rush to get to work and finish our daily chores. But then you can always put the weekend to good use. We urge you to take some time out this Saturday-Sunday to explore the city you live in and see it in a new light. Here’s how:

City, dreams and cinema

March 2, 2019 11:05 am

These days I’m seeing trends in social media putting status like I am fond of my thousand dreams (malai ti mera hajar sapanaharuko maya lagera aauchha ).

Palmo Ghising, 43, lives in Dimi Pokhari, Ramechap. She runs a small shop and hotel. Palmo got married at the age of 15. She has two sons and a daughter who is living in the city. She used to stay in Kathmandu.  Now, she has returned to her birthplace.

48-year-old Mahi Narayan Ram is a cobbler. His roadside stall, at Sundhara, consists of a mat, shoe soles, laces, shoe polish, and a wooden box. Ram is originally from Saptari and has been working in the capital since 1985.

LONDON, Aug 6: The English season got off to a familiar start as Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero struck twice, including his 200th goal for the club, as they beat Chelsea 2-0 to claim the Community Shield for the fifth time at a sun-baked Wembley on Sunday.

Jamuna Magar, 46, is a new face in Kathmandu. She’s been living in the capital with her eldest son for only four months. She says she was married at just 14 and gave birth to her first child two years later. Magar says, “I lost many children following pregnancy-related complications.

Souls of My City: The cycle man

August 2, 2018 10:43 am

Scavengers -- better known as ‘Kawadi walas' -- are known for their vexatious yells. They earn their living selling scrap metal, glass bottles or paper. Sanjay Jaiswal, 40, is one such scavenger.

KABUL, July 31: A roadside bombing hit a passenger bus in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, as militants launched a coordinated attack on a city in the country’s east, setting off gunbattles with Afghan troops, officials said.

Gamveer Dhoj Joshi, 65, owns a money change business unit on the ground floor of the Laxmi -Narayan temple at Basantapur. He took over the job from his father, who used to occupy the same spot. He says, “Coins have always fascinated me because they carry history along with them. Furthermore, you can also learn a lot by just looking at their shape and structure.”

Souls of My City: Under one roof

July 29, 2018 10:11 am

Prabina Kaldang, 25, has been married for two years. She and her husband have a six-month-old baby. Her husband is a railing worker.

Chitwan to get modern City Hall

July 26, 2018 16:15 pm

CHITWAN, July 26: A City Hall of international standard is going to be constructed at Bharatpur in Chitwan district.

Souls of My City: Memorable slap

July 26, 2018 10:52 am

Sometime during the evening last week, I spotted two young men around Hanuman Dhokha . 19-year-old Manish Shrestha, an art student, was preparing his canvas, and 20-year-old Kamal Sherpa, a photography student, was clicking photos of his surroundings.

Souls of my city

July 24, 2018 12:35 pm

Making family happy

TORONTO, July 23: A gunman ‘dressed in black’ injured at least nine people in a mass shooting on the streets of Toronto in Canada before shooting himself dead.

Souls of My City: Better together

July 22, 2018 11:06 am

Gopal and Binda Nepali, of Naubise – Dhading, have spent the better part of their conjugal life selling Taparis near Kasthamandap. They have been running their shop in a narrow lane of Basantapur, which leads to Kastamandap, for the past 16 years.

Souls of my city

July 19, 2018 11:07 am

Strong and determined

The city of woe

July 18, 2018 01:00 am

Kathmandu is failing to ensure its citizens access to food, housing, transportation, education, health care, and other basic necessities

Souls of my city

July 17, 2018 11:30 am

A happy family of four

Tilak Tharu was an ardent football player as a child. But at 19, Tharu was left immobile with a broken spine after an injury,. “My father blames football for my disability. He says it’s the reason that I am on a wheelchair” stated the 25-year-old Tharu.

Souls of my city

July 12, 2018 11:30 am

Pedaling rickshaw on the path to happiness

WATFORD CITY, July 11: A newborn baby was killed and more than two dozen people were injured when a tornado whipped through a North Dakota oil patch city overnight, overturning recreational vehicles and demolishing more than 100 structures, officials said Tuesday.

Souls of my city

July 8, 2018 09:00 am

Carrying hopes from Jumla

LONDON, July 6: A married city worker who carried an 18-year-old woman into a dark alleyway where he raped and sexually assaulted her multiple times, has been jailed for eight years.

Souls of my city

July 5, 2018 08:44 am

Story of Introvert

Souls of my city

July 3, 2018 09:40 am

Affinity for cooking and traveling

Life in a city

June 28, 2018 08:23 am

SLAMMED

Souls of my city

June 26, 2018 09:30 am

The occupation that made me able

RUSSIA, June 24: "Today Messi turns 31 years old, and we cannot help but congratulate the outstanding football player on his birthday," the director of the museum said wishing the Argentine victories, scores and added that Saransk is looking forward to him visiting the city.

In spite of his young age, Gajendra Baitha is yet to relish the privileges of a young boy. At an early age of just eight years, he was handed with toys and candies to seek profit, to make ends meet for his family.

Currently, Tika Ram lives in Narayanghat with his spouse. “My marriage turned into the happiest story of my life. My wife helps me overcome every obstacle, and every night our family gets together for dinner.

I never thought, I would get married to my school days crush. He was one year senior to me,” remembers Devi Basnet, a 27-year-old security guard in Patan. Blushing, she mentioned how her brother-in-law used to tease her, calling her ‘bhauju’ (sister-in-law) even before the marriage.

Keshari Maharjan One can find 70-year-old Keshari Maharjan working at Kriti Buddha Bihar.  When she started working there some 40 years back, she was full of energy, but at present, her pace has slowed down. Currently, she’s limited only to easier tasks.

YEMEN, June 16: Saudi-led forces heading an assault on Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida seized control of its international airport Saturday, officials loyal to Yemen's exiled government said, as fierce fighting continued for the starving nation's main gateway for food shipments.

Babu Kaji Maharjan of Balkumari, Patan, started as a farmer to make ends meet. Later, he jumped ship to the Ministry of Finance to work as a truck driver.  Meanwhile, he also lent hands for the renovations of Patan Durbar Square in his prime. “I have seen a lot of changes in the people. What matters to me the most is when my grandchildren call their parents mommy and daddy instead of maa and baa,” he stated.

“People of my age are seen traveling, continuing their studies and I am here working and having fun in my own world. I enjoy working, looking around and talking with different people.”

Souls of my city: Friends indeed

June 7, 2018 09:03 am

Sandip Tandukar (right), and Chewant Gurung are two 25-year-olds who have shared the bond of friendship since their school days. Though they parted ways after graduating from high school, their passion for cooking brought them together again.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was banned for two matches by UEFA on Monday after being found guilty of communicating with his staff despite being sent to the stands in his team’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg defeat by Liverpool.

Originally from Morang, 53-year-old Jeevan Bastola owns a garment stall in the street at Haugal, Patan. Having a brief experience as a teacher in Solukhumbu, Bastola remembers wandering around Kathmandu in hopes of finding a job.

Ganga Chitrakar, an elderly curio shop owner recalled her love story as she spoke to us on a sunny Friday afternoon. She remembered meeting her husband in Dharan, her hometown. He was a driver then and was required to travel a lot. Chitrakar blushed when she was taken back to her hay days.

KATHMANDU, May 31: It has already been a year; Mayor Bidhya Sundar Shakya took in charge of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

Kanhaiya Mandal is a new face in Kathmandu. Here, he spends most of his time assisting his brother in his paan stall. The Dhanusha resident often recalls memories of his hometown, especially the moments he spent with his friends back home. Nonetheless, he’s also aware of his responsibilities towards his family. “I am 20 years old now.

Souls of My City: Mending Soles

May 29, 2018 12:00 pm

“What do you expect from life? Should it be food to feed you while you’re hungry, home to stay, clothes to wear and work to do? I am happy with what I have. I have been mending shoes since 1994.

Amar Bahadur Adhikari was born in Ramechhap. Life was quite normal there. His family members were farmers. In 2058 BS they moved to Dhading and rented land from locals for farming.

I still remember…it was the time of the Maoist insurgency. I was on my way to Kalikot from India with my friends. The army opened fire and two gunshots hit my leg. Four of my friends were killed on the spot.